Early Interactions Between South and Southeast Asia: Reflections on Cross-cultural Exchange

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Pierre-Yves Manguin, A. Mani, Geoff Wade
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2011 - History - 514 pages

This book takes stock of the results of some two decades of intensive archaeological research carried out on both sides of the Bay of Bengal, in combination with renewed approaches to textual sources and to art history. To improve our understanding of the trans-cultural process commonly referred to as Indianisation, it brings together specialists of both India and Southeast Asia, in a fertile inter-disciplinary confrontation. Most of the essays reappraise the millennium-long historiographic no-man's land during which exchanges between the two shores of the Bay of Bengal led, among other processes, to the Indianisation of those parts of the region that straddled the main routes of exchange. Some essays follow up these processes into better known "classical" times or even into modern times, showing that the localisation process of Indian themes has long remained at work, allowing local societies to produce their own social space and express their own ethos. 

 

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Contents

Central Vietnam during the Period from 500 BCE to CE 500
3
The Earliest Indian
17
Preliminary Study of Indian and Indian Style Wares from
47
Early Contacts between India and the Andaman Coast
82
New Evidence of Early Indian Influence
113
The Inferences of Archaeological Evidence
137
Emergence of Early Historic Trade in Peninsular India
176
Contacts between India and Southeast Asia in Ceramic
197
The Importance of Guptaperiod Sculpture
317
Local Transformations
332
Early Musical Exchange between India and Southeast Asia
347
Buddhism and the Circulation of Ritual
371
Ye Dhammā Inscriptions
385
Images on Small
407
The Depositing of the Embryo Temple Consecration
432
Localisation of Indian Influences as Reflected in the Laotian
443

Marine Archaeological Investigations along the Tamil Nadu
221
Tamil Merchants and the HinduBuddhist Diaspora
243
The Spread of Sanskrit in Southeast Asia
263
The Early Inscriptions of Indonesia and the Problem
276
Contested Histories of Brahminism
461
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS 483
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INDEX
491
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About the author (2011)

• Pierre-Yves Manguin is a professor at the Ecole francaise d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO, French School of Asian Studies), where he heads the Southeast Asian archaeology unit.

• A. Mani is Vice-President of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. 

• Geoff Wade is a historian with interests in Sino-Southeast Asian historical interactions and comparative historiography. He is currently Senior Research Fellow in the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. 

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